On Saturday night I went to a friend’s 30th birthday party. It was a really fun night and the theme was something ‘deadly’. I decided, in my capacity as one of Australia’s most underground conceptual artists (so underground no one has ever heard of me) to go as a concept and not use costume to illustrate my theme. Consequently, I went as the tree that killed Peter Brock. It was judged the most tasteless idea of the night, although many people admitted to considering coming as a stingray, either the stingray that killed Steve Irwin or a generic one.
The host Marie was a blue-ringed octopus and her partner Greg was a disaffected American high school student (Columbine style, about to go postal). Comedian Lawrence Leung wore a Liberal party tshirt, Antony was a ‘red mitsubishi’ ecstasy pill, Rachel was a fork in a toaster, Dan was Tony Mokbel, complete with bling, and Jo was a snake. The theme generated a lot of fun conversation and I had a great time!